Tech Talks: Beyond Digital – Driving Production Performance Through Collaboration

Oil and gas companies are focused on transforming the industry to obtain maximum returns from their producing assets. However, this requires leveraging domain knowledge, equipment expertise, and data from their operations technologies (OT). There are no one-size-fits-all solutions to digitally transform oil and gas operations. Therefore, it is important to find the right digital partner that can enable an open digital infrastructure, understand the oil and gas domain, and offer flexibility to solve unique business problems. 

These challenges in topside, subsea, and production facilities can span early engineering, design, and planning to operations and maintenance and become critical to enabling performance. The solution includes an integrated approach consisting of operations management and hardware technology expertise, field services, spare parts management, and process simulation for optimization to maximize return on investment. 

Mahyar (Matt) Mohajer, Production Systems Digital Program Manager, Schlumberger, and Marcus Rossi, Midstream Services Manager, Schlumberger, will discuss how a collaborative approach to asset performance can be enhanced both through and beyond digital.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction and Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical disciplines.

David Gibson (Moderator)


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David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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Mahyar (Matt) Mohajer

Production Systems Digital Program Manager


Mahyar (Matt) Mohajer is the digital program manager for Schlumberger Production Systems Division, a position he assumed in July 2020. Since joining Schlumberger in 2006, Matt has held several technical, sales, marketing, and management positions in Canada, UK, Norway, and USA. Currently, he is responsible for defining and executing the Production Systems digital strategy. His interests include the digital transformation and green journey of the energy industry.

He holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran (2003), MSc degree in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary in Canada (2006), and an executive MBA from SDA Bocconi in Italy (2015).

Marcus Rossi

Global Services Manager


Marcus Rossi is currently Global Services Manager focused on digitally enabled performance services for Process Systems, Pipeline, Valves and CO2 Facilities Operations under the Production Systems Division based out of Houston. Since 2017, Marcus has been leading the Digital business and technology development for Schlumberger Production Facilities, Cameron Process Systems, and Isolation Valves. Marcus joined Schlumberger in 2005 as Reservoir and Production Engineer initially on Digital Operations business line. Earlier in his career, he held a number of technical, operations and management positions at Brazil, Europe and Middle East, always on production related domains as Reservoir Management, Well Testing, Multiphase Metering and Flow Assurance. Marcus graduated with Honors in Electrical Engineering at Universidade Salvador at Brazil and he holds a Master’s degree in Management of Oil & Gas Industry from Heriot-Watt University at Scotland.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Schlumberger.



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